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Monmouth County Vocational School District Culinary Arts

June 8, 2023

Lunch Break NJ is proud of our talented young chefs from the Monmouth County Vocational School District. The MCVSD has been a longtime community partner in our efforts to break the cycle of poverty and hunger in Monmouth County and beyond. Their commitment to helping us staff our kitchen, as well as their generous donations, are greatly appreciated. Thanks to... View Article

Attention Shoppers/Donors

Attention Shoppers/Donors
June 7, 2023

Clara’s Closet Clothing Donations on Hold Through June 23rd Last Boutique Shopping Day is June 9th As a result of Lunch Break’s building construction, Clara’s Closet is temporarily suspending donations through June 23rd.The last boutique shopping day is June 9th. Clara’s Closet will reopen Monday, June 26th at 10 Drs. James Parker Blvd., Suite 106 (next door to the Client... View Article

Mentor Volunteers Needed

Mentor Volunteers Needed
June 7, 2023

Lunch Break NJ needs mentors to support the Alliance For Success (AFS) youth program. The AFS program offers one-to-one mentoring and life skills workshops to high school students needing guidance in vocational training and college prep. Mentors are integral to the AFS program, supporting the education and development of our students. We’re asking our community partners to join our volunteer... View Article

The Family Promise Program

June 7, 2023

Senior citizens are flooding homeless shelters, according to a Washington Post report. They have more specialized health needs and oftentimes shelters are ill equipped to handle many of their issues. The Post reports: Nearly a quarter of a million people 55 or older are estimated by the government to have been homeless in the United States during at least part... View Article

Celebrating The Legacy Fundraiser – Hosted by Jon Stewart

June 6, 2023

JON STEWART TO HOST 2023 “CELEBRATING THE LEGACY” FUNDRAISER ON OCT. 20th Executive Director Gwendolyn Love named recipient of the Norma Todd Service Award Jon Stewart, host of the Apple TV+ series, “The Problem with Jon Stewart,” will once again host Lunch Break’s annual fall fundraising event on Friday, Oct. 20, 2023 at TillingHouse at Sun Eagles in Eatontown. This... View Article

Join Us for the Lunch Break Community Picnic and Softball Challenge

Lunch Break Community Picnic and Softball Challenge
June 5, 2023

Please join us for the Lunch Break Community Picnic and Softball Challenge in honor of our 40th Anniversary on August 19, 2023 at Count Basie Field, 11 Henry St., Red Bank. The picnic, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will feature traditional barbecue fare, including hot dogs and summer side salads, as well as some healthy eating... View Article

Summer Stock Up 2023

June 1, 2023

Summer is a time of joy with warm days, trips to the beach, and family dinners on the patio. Sadly, for far too many local families, summer brings added challenges to keep food on the table. During the school year, many children benefit from nutritious meals through their schools. Once vacation begins, however, families struggle to ensure three full meals... View Article

Thank You to Our Friends at Spring Lake Five

May 31, 2023

We’re so grateful for our Spring Lake Five friends. Lunch Break recently received a very generous gift from the 2022 annual Spring Lake Five Mile Run. This incredible organization has been donating to Lunch Break since 2016. We can’t thank our community and corporate/business partners enough for their commitment to our mission. Together we are breaking the cycle of hunger... View Article

Let’s Go Dermer Dreams!

May 30, 2023

Watching staff and volunteers unload pounds and pounds of food, collected by Fair Haven’s student Neighborhood Captains, made a beautiful day that much brighter. Dermer Dreams organizes food collections throughout the neighborhoods in Fair Haven to support Lunch Break and other local non-profits. Two truckloads full of non-perishables for our community members in need arrived to cheers recently at our... View Article

Thank You to the A Child’s Place School in Lincroft

May 25, 2023

Our children make such positive impacts in the community every day: especially these students from A Child’s Place School in Lincroft, who shared their compassion and creativity by donating 150 decorated bags of non-perishable food for our clients. We are grateful to all the children, families and staff for lovingly and joyfully donating these supplies for our Client Choice Pantry.... View Article